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Compassionately Addressing Co-Occurring Addiction and Mental Health Disorders

At Decision Point Center, we understand that addiction generally doesn’t develop on its own. Many people suffer from mental illness and use drugs and alcohol as a way to self-medicate and alleviate their symptoms. Unfortunately, using substances to cope only offers temporary relief and tends to make the symptoms of mental illness worse. Nevertheless, one problem does not always cause the other. Dual diagnoses, also called co-occurring disorders, occur whenever you have a substance abuse disorder and a mental illness at the same time.

For those facing a dual diagnosis, we provide psychiatry as well as therapies and treatments that address both physical and mental health. We not only focus on helping you get sober but also making sure that you are coping with your mental illness in healthy and appropriate ways. This is called “integrated intervention,” and it is based around your needs and enacted through a personalized treatment plan.

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When you choose Decision Point Center, we will uncover how one condition affects another and develop a plan that works for you. To discuss your situation, please call us at (844) 292-5010 today.

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Conditions We Treat

In addition to helping you get and stay sober, our team can help you treat several mental health conditions. Our treatments address:

We Treat the individual, not just the addiction

  • Continuum of Care
    At Decision Point Center we are committed to ALWAYS walking alongside you. Even once you have completed our program, we make ourselves and our resources available to you any time you need.
  • Array of Possibilities
    Just like no two individuals are alike, neither are two addictions. We offer many different services in order to ensure your program is customized to your unique needs and goals.
  • Full-Person Plan
    Unlike other centers, we treat the individual, not the addiction. We work with you both during treatment and then work to help prepare you for once you leave. The journey begins with us but continues with you.
  • Decades of Experience
    Experience one of the most comprehensive assessments in the treatment world today and we understand that in order to treat the addiction, we must also treat the underlying cause.

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How Common Is Dual Diagnosis?

According to Medline Plus, “about half of people who have a mental disorder will also have a substance use disorder at some point in their lives and vice versa.” In 2019, approximately 9.5 million U.S. adults experienced a mental illness and substance use disorder at the same time. Common risk factors, such as genetics, stress, and trauma, contribute to both substance use and mental health disorders.

Unfortunately, many people with dual diagnoses never receive help. A recent federal report conducted by the Government Accountability Office (GOA) found that 57 million American adults have an addiction disorder or mental health condition, but the vast majority go untreated. Nearly 40 million of these individuals never receive any treatment. Further research from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) found more than 80% of the 2017 survey respondents who reported a mental health or addiction problem said they did not perceive a need for treatment.

The SAMHSA survey inquired reasons why respondents did not seek mental health care, and reasons said the cost was too high, or they didn’t want to be stigmatized for seeking psychiatric care, or claimed they had no access to mental health treatment.

Further data compiled from the survey found these results:

  • 18.7 million people reported having a substance abuse disorder, but only 9% of them received addiction treatment.
  • Of the 11.2 million people with serious mental illness, only about one-third received psychiatric treatment.

Common Indicators of Dual Diagnoses

Sometimes an existing mental illness serves as the basis for developing an addiction, while other times the addiction leads to other mental disorders. The following indicators are common among people who suffer from co-occurring mental illnesses:

  • Family history of mental illness or addiction: You have a higher risk of developing mental illness if your family has a history of mental illness. While there are several factors other than genetics that contribute to addiction, addiction and mental illnesses tend to run in families.
  • Difficulty remembering a life without drugs or alcohol: If you cannot remember the last time you were happy with your life or a time where you were not dependent on drugs or alcohol, there is a chance you may be dealing with more than addiction.
  • Recent or past trauma: Many people who develop a dependency to drugs or alcohol have experienced, witnessed, or otherwise been a part of a traumatic event. In many cases, addiction is the result of a person's attempts to deal with this underlying trauma and related illness.
  • Drugs or alcohol are a form of relief: If you have started using drugs or alcohol to relieve overwhelming symptoms of anxiety, depression, or stress, these severe anxious feelings may be a sign of pre-existing mental illness.

How Dual Diagnosis Treatment Works

To help people through dual diagnosis, we treat both conditions. First, we help you stop using drugs and/or alcohol. After a medically supervised detoxification, we work through your mental health issues and addiction using behavioral therapies, psychiatry, medications, supportive housing, and support groups.

We utilize a wide range of therapies in our dual diagnosis programs, including:

Often, an inpatient rehabilitation program helps us get a head start on treating both disorders. At Decision Point Center, we make sure you have all the resources you need both inside and outside of our facilities.

Learn more about about our relapse prevention and alumni support programs.

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